Friday, May 15, 2009

Mid May







May brings many celebrations! Spring's in full bloom in upstate New York and the air is filled with birdsong and the heady scent of lilacs balanced by the delicate fragrance of pale pink apple blossoms. The lilacs overwhelm the senses from any distance, whereas the apple blossoms invite you closer to detect their faint, pure scent, nose directly in blossom. (Watch out for bees!) Lilacs remind me of older ladies who trail an overpowering scent in their wake, and apple blossoms are like newborn babies whose powdered scent is barely noticeable until you nuzzle close to kiss their soft spot on the tops of their heads.

May is our family's birthday month (father, daughter, longtime friend, brother,oldest son) and also Mother's Day. It seems like we are celebrating everyday! This year, I'll be adding a cousin's wedding to continue the celebrations until month's end.


Sylvia K said...

Lovely flowers and family photos!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments. Kids four and five are not ready to listen to long books and our reading time is only about a half hour. They love books about the various holidays, dinasaurs, animals, and little kids doing exciting things!

When I taught school and had third and fifth graders I did read The Little House series as well youth version of Greek mythology and other classics.

bobbie said...

What beautiful photographs - both flowers and family.

Thank you so much for your kind words today. Such a nice comment! I will come back to visit you again. I hope you will find time to post again soon. I'll put yo on my reading list as a follower so I don't miss it if you do.

I see you keep good company. Sylvia is another of my favorites.